Restoring a Masterwork II: Guercino's Erminia and the Shepherds
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Daily Log Entry - August 17, 2004

This section of the painting sustained a variety of mechanical damage, including tears, scrapes, scratches, and creases. The areas of white on the surface of the painting are broadly applied fill material, used to mask losses in the paint/ground layer. Beneath the white fills are several layers of overpaint and additional fill material, applied one on top of the other. In removing these layers of restoration, considerable original paint is revealed.

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Restoring a Masterwork II: Guercino's
August 7 through October 31, 2004
at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts